Re: Fuel Storage on Airliners

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:53:39 
From:         "Mike Kotas" <>
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I would assume that a major reason why you could not have fuel added in
between the outer skin and inner sidewall panels would be the insulation
used for heating purposes. Also, the sidewall panels are not sealed like the
outer skin. You would need to completely seal the sidewall panels along with
adding additional circuitry for fuel pumps. Also, major circuitry for other
sub systems runs in the sidewalls for various components of the plane. Also,
some food for would you line the inside with all the stringers
and frames running up, down, and sideways along the skin for structural

Thoughts off the top of my head anyways!

Mike Kotas
Passenger Seat Engineer